In the age of the 21st century, the ability to cross-countries and communicate with a myriad of different cultures, using a variety of different languages has become increasingly simple. Globalization’s grasp on the world has tightened, and pop culture has flourished, in the perfect conditions the modern world has provided. The effects this will have on our world, our countries and our people, comes in their thousand. One effect in particular is often looked over, yet is one of the most imperative and influential effects in which the spread of globalization will provide; language, both formal and colloquial, is constantly changing, due to the rise in pop culture.
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Japan, having borrowed approximately 7000 English words, forming their own alphabet (katakana) for foreign words, and having an influenced- filled history, Japan is known for their tolerance, and even celebratory attitude of accepting and adapting different cultures into their own. However, the stereotypes and generalizations made towards western culture seem to be an underlying negative impact for Japan, and vice versa. A predicament currently happening in Kenya, with the use of so called “corrupt English” in the sheng language, and how “lower class” form of language is said to have an impact in the large gap between formal and informal language, and could also lead to a conflict between any western-influenced countries, due to this …show more content…
From country to country, the spread of pop culture has had its negative effects, formulating decreases in formal language, leading on to potential racial conflicts and generally forming rebellions against this progressive spread of culture and language. However, English specifically has its structural benefits, and he very notion that a large majority of countries are so open to a change in culture and language begs the question as to whether or not this change is in fact beneficial, and is what the world wishes to change into. As change is the only thing constant in life, yet the way in which we change is still debatable. Though a certain amount of influence within countries can be new, exciting, and beneficial to economies, certain courses of action must be taken in the preservation of languages and history to a certain degree. This can be seen with the French organization of “Organization International de la Francophone”, whose general ambition is to benefit the 77 countries that French as on official language, and to sustain and preserve French as a language. Acts, such as these, will without a doubt benefit and preserve languages and, in the long run,
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This includes the concept of lingua franca, diffusion, and non-material culture. The article references how globalization has a long term effect on the French language in Canada. Globalization is defined as the “shrinking” of the world in terms of communication and interaction, this plays a role in the diffusion of the lingua franca of English. Since English is the lingua franca of the world, the language the used around the world to do business and well as communicate with each other, many people will be learning English for better communication with other parts of the world. This article could also relate to the concept of non-material culture.
Elvis Presley was very talented when he was alive, he did great things for the music world like make music better. Elvis Presley was a singer and dancer. He made a magnificently big difference in the world. Not all of his movies were good but all of his songs were. He changed modern day rock and roll music.
Even though 39 years have passed since Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, his legacy still shows no signs of fading. From Elvis tribute artists to the 500 still remaining Elvis fan clubs, he most definitely has not been forgotten. He is quite possibly the man responsible for creating America’s pop culture. He is known as the “King of Rock and Roll.”
Elvis Presley Impact on Popular Culture Elvis Presley’s country roots would become a major factor in his success as the King of Rock and Roll. While it is true that Elvis was not the inventor of rock and roll music, he was the first man to introduce postwar youth to the genre that would revolutionize American culture. The role Elvis Presley played in the evolution of popular music is unprecedented. Elvis Presley impacted the citizens of United States because he was the king of rock and roll music, he enter the U.S Army and lots products was being sold of Elvis.
Between films, television, novels, and the Internet, there are many different types of popular culture in which society is immerged. One might argue that studying pop culture is shallow and worthless, but this is debatable because most of what we do is shaped by pop culture in some way. Studying pop culture may allow us to understand trends in culture that can aid in other society-based careers, as well as study societal and power constructs with greater accuracy. As technology and media develops further and further, pop culture should be studied in academia, as it is a relevant way to examine the moral constructs of the society and understand trends in culture. In the future, if pop culture is included in academia with the same importance as other subjects, future graduates may be more in tune with society than ever
Pop Culture Discourse of Bipolar Disorder- The coverage of Amanda Bynes’ bipolar mood swings (taken for this paper from articles published in ‘People’ from 2012-2015) provides a snapshot of the ways in which media impacts language usage surrounding bipolar disorder among the general population. Three major speech communities surrounding bipolar disorder exist: occupational speakers, diagnosed speakers, and speakers living undiagnosed or with other mental illnesses.
Rather than state what we truly think, we are now “subtweeting” and are forced to read between the lines that would not exist if society were more articulate. Moreover, a huge component of pop culture is slang and abbreviations. These abbreviations are used shorten what we are saying and mask the fact that we cannot express ourselves. Frequently, teens use slang such as YOLO, SMH, or LOL it express how they feel without actually saying it out. This demonstrates how as a society we are incredibly dependent on hoping that others understand what we are trying to
There is no doubt that the rise of certain ‘power’ languages such as Mandarin and Japanese have become more popular and desirable to learn. This has led to other languages being ignored in return. There are many minority languages in Japan however almost none of them have received official recognition from the government and many of them are close to extinction. On the contrary, the dominance of the Japanese language is unrivalled in terms of number of native speakers and foreign language learners in Japan. However, this does not mean that other languages are pushed aside in favour of one superior, national language.
Elvis Presley: The King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley is one of the most influential artists in American music history. He revolutionized the music industry with his style and charisma. Elvis was able to bring together elements of country, blues, and gospel, stir in a little rhythm, and create a totally new and fresh sound. His music and famous dance moves not only shaped modern music, but he is also the reason behind the pandemonium that surrounds world famous musicians. In a sense, Elvis Presley created today’s pop culture.
How did a man who died three decades ago influence America? Well, countless people may argue that his biggest influence was of the people of the Caribbean and his home country. Others may argue that his music was the only influence on Americans. However, Bob Marley had an endless amount of influence on Americans. His music affected pop culture, his moral and religious beliefs affected his audience, and his appreciation of marijuana has also affected many Americans, at least the ones who participate in smoking marijuana.
How do movies and television influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer. Movies and television in XXI century became one of main way to inform, present people important aspects of humans’ life. In 2015 more than 1,50 billon of people worldwide had access to television, which means this is one of the greatest tool to influence people’s life.
From the end of World War II, following major cultural and social changes brought by mass media innovations, the meaning of popular culture began to overlap with those of mass culture, media culture, image culture, consumer culture, and culture for mass
Media are platforms of mass communication that can be categorized as either new of traditional media, with new media being forms of communication that make use of technologies such as the Internet, and traditional media being more conventional forms of media such as newspapers. Media, primarily new media, is getting more popular and influential, especially in today’s day and age since we are exposed to it a lot more than in the past and also since media is more easily accessible now. The media can shape our behaviours, perceptions and opinions, and it is important to know how people are influenced and impacted by it. The media can influence someone’s perception of social reality, or perceptions of beauty or even influence people’s behaviours and habits and therefore, the media does shape who we are. One way that the media can shape who we are is by influencing our perception of social reality.
People are immersed in popular culture during most of our waking hours. It is on radio, television, and our computers when we access the Internet, in newspapers, on streets and highways in the form of advertisements and billboards, in movie theaters, at music concerts and sports events, in supermarkets and shopping malls, and at religious festivals and celebrations (Tatum,